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Plant Identification: SOLVED: WHICH IS IS? A Dwarf Snowbush or A Dwarf Snowflake?

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JBerger

JBerger
Wrightstown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2013
3:58 PM

Post #9388506

This little plant is called Dwarf Snowflake and is a Breynia disticha 'nana' , but most of the information I find on this plant calls it a Dwarf Snowbush.
Even the 'nana' is called a snowbush on DG.
Is it called Snowflake because it is a bonsai?????? Can someone enlighten me if you have ever heard it called Snowflake? It was purchased at the Philadelphia, PA Flower Show and marked that way.

Thank you in advance for your comments and suggestions.

JBerger

JBerger
Wrightstown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2013
4:00 PM

Post #9388509

The picture did not come up where it was supposed to so here is the picture of my little plant in question.

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ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2013
6:34 PM

Post #9388661

Common names are notoriously unreliable & at least in the US are not standardized at all. If most people call it snowbush, someone might remember the snow part but get the other part mixed up and call it snowflake instead. So I doubt the snowflake name has anything to do with it being a bonsai, just inconsistent use of common names.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


January 17, 2013
6:43 PM

Post #9388673

The name is Breynia disticha 'nana'. Forget about the rest of it. Call it whatever you want. I know people that make up names and the name ends up sticking. The sooner you use the latin name as the only name, the sooner it starts making sense. Just ask Resin.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

January 17, 2013
7:38 PM

Post #9388736

But then it would be the Little Scots Rowan Spindle...

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


January 17, 2013
8:51 PM

Post #9388788

...with Asparagus Fern attributes. (all in good humour)

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

January 17, 2013
9:00 PM

Post #9388798

Virginia Juniper!

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